The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu, met with the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Libya, and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Jan Kubis in Turkey to consult on latest developments in and around Libya.
Kubis was received in Antalya by Minister Cavusoglu, who expressed Turkey’s steadfast support to the Libyan-led, Libyan-owned dialogue process facilitated by the UN.
“Both sides confirmed the critical importance of holding national parliamentary and presidential elections in December 2021 – as set out by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum Roadmap and called upon by UN Security Council Resolution 2570 (2021) – and of supporting the interim executive authority and other institutions and authorities of Libya to achieve this objective, in order to put an end to the transitional period and further the unification of the country and its institutions.” UNSMIL said in a statement.
Cavusoglu and Kubis highlighted the importance of the implementation of the ceasefire agreement, in a balanced and sequenced way, that would lead to increased trust among all parties. They also exchanged opinions on the situation in Libya with high-level security representatives, as Kubis briefed Cavusoglu on UN activities and efforts in Libya.